12 May 2011 – Dress Pants

May 12th, 2011 § 4 comments

12 May 2011 - Dress Pants


  • Dress: French Connection
  • Shirt (under): Splendid via Nordstrom Rack
  • Sweater: Banana Republic
  • Pants: Anne Taylor Loft
  • Shoes: Ciao Bella via DSW

I realize that this is extremely similar to the first way I styled this dress when I debuted it in London (it was a birthday gift from my fabulous sister). However, the addition of skinny black ponte pants underneath made the shorter hemline feel safer, and the shirt under and sweater over provided needed warmth.

12 May 2011 - Dress Pants cropped

The inspiration to tie the built-in belt from the dress on the outside of the cardigan is something that my co-bloggers have been perfecting for years. E. takes the ties on a solid color jersey dress to hold down a top layer consisting of an unbuttoned patterned shirt dress; S. takes a removable sash from a jersey dress to wrap around her outer layer; and A. uses the ties on a wrap dress to integrate her cardigan into her look. You can also use ties from blouses to hold down cardigans. If you want more ideas, check out A’s tutorial on how to use built in ties over cardigans.

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§ 4 Responses to 12 May 2011 – Dress Pants"

  1. Sara says:

    I love love LOVE this dress! Also I have a dress with a similar belt-thing, I never thought about tying it outside my cardis! Duh! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. I love this look on you! You have such fabulous taste in prints — they’re really, really wonderful. I love the remix of the dress over pants, by the way — it mixes up the proportions in a really interesting way, though I’m sorry to hear it’s still cold enough in the northeast to need them!

  3. Abby says:

    You guys are belt-obsessed. I’ve learned here that I need more belts and cardigans in my life.

  4. Peacock Princess says:

    I agree with the earlier commentor. You guys ARE belt obsessed and I love it! It’s because of you 4 that I started buying cardigans (which was a great idea by the way). The dress is lovely! I love it! Ican totally see myself in this outfit with black footed tights instead of my black jeans. Thanks for the idea! :D

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